Study’s projections show climate change to increase commercial Indiana energy consumption, reduce residential use

New projections show climate change could induce a 5 percent increase for the average commercial building’s energy consumption in Indiana by the year 2100, while reducing an average residential home’s energy use by 3.5 percent. “These are looking at ‘statistically representative’ average residential homes and commercial buildings in Indiana, so the effects of change on residential and commercial will range above and below these estimated projections,” said Roshanak Nateghi, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s School of Industrial Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering.

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